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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey had begun sending troops to Libya to support the reconciliation government in Tripoli, days before a summit in Berlin over the ongoing conflict in Libya.
Erdogan, who spoke in Ankara, added that “his country will continue to use all diplomatic and military means to ensure stability to the south of its territory, including Libya.”
Erdogan is scheduled to meet with the leaders of Germany, Russia, Britain and Italy, on Sunday, to discuss the conflict.
He continued: «Turkey will start to grant licenses for exploration and drilling in the eastern Mediterranean this year in line with a maritime agreement concluded with Libya. The Turkish ship Uruge Reyes will begin seismic survey activities in the region.